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Durham co. part of Black Founders Exchange
Thursday, September 19, 2019
DURHAM – A Durham company is one of 11 companies chosen to participate in the Fourth Annual Black Founders Exchange, sponsored by Durham’s American Underground and Google for Startups. The program is designed to help black entrepreneurs get the resources they need to launch or grow their businesses, as well as to network with other businesses
Raleigh city council candidates have their say
Friday, September 13, 2019
RALEIGH – Raleigh voters got up close and political with 14 city council candidates in the upcoming municipal election, including four incumbents, and at least as many challengers who bring to the race both youth and a spirit of transparency and civic activism that increasingly brands millennials. About 100 people filed into the Unitarian
Dems cry ‘cowardice’ as GOP overrides NC budget veto
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
RALEIGH — Republicans dominating a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber used an unexpected vote Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state’s two-year budget, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and other Democrats. Republican leaders had spent months trying to persuade enough
Raleigh mayoral candidates bear down as primary nears
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
RALEIGH – Passage Home, a pillar of anti-poverty efforts in Wake County, recently hosted five of the six candidates vying to become Raleigh’s next mayor. Participants quickly fired off questions centered on the area’s most pressing issues: affordable housing and a civilian police oversight committee with subpoena powers. The candidates at
Exonerated 5 survive prison to tell others ‘you have a purpose’
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
DURHAM – Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana said that in 1989 they were 14- and 15-year-old playful kids who loved to hang out with their friends, watch videos, write rap lyrics, and skateboard. Two kids “just trying to enjoy life.” That was before their lives were changed forever on the night of April 19, 1989, when they were wrongly
‘We’re not going back’ Kamala Harris tells Durham
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DURHAM – Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to “Make America Great Again,” presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said, “We’re not going back.” Campaigning in the Durham area over the weekend, Harris was the keynote speaker for the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People’s 84th
Raleigh mayoral candidates tackle tough economic concerns
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
RALEIGH – The six candidates vying to be Raleigh’s next mayor showed up ready to prove themselves as the best person to lead the state’s second-largest city. The Mayoral Candidate’s Forum was a lunchtime gathering at PNC Arena sponsored by the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Candidates
SE Raleigh voters will have a new polling place
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RALEIGH – Voters headed to the polls to choose Raleigh’s next mayor and seven-member city council will have to adjust to this news: For the first time in years, Chavis Community Center will not be an early-voting or election day polling site. Here’s why: The hotly-debated and long-awaited construction on the historical John Chavis

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CenterFest Arts Festival

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Durham Arts Council


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